The four-year BA Dutch and German is a joint honours programme split equally between your two languages. You will take modules not only in language (speaking, listening, reading, writing and translation) but also in cultural topics including literature, history, film, linguistics, politics and other relevant field designed to complement your language learning. With a wide variety of modules on offer, you will be able to tailor your modern languages degree to your areas of interest. You will spend a Year Abroad in the third year, split between two countries where your languages are spoken. UCL houses the oldest centre for Dutch Studies with the most comprehensive Dutch Library in the English-speaking world. You will gain near native understanding and translation skills in Dutch as part of your degree, and you will also learn about historical, cultural and political developments across the Low Countries as a whole. You will study in a small, friendly department, with an excellent staff-student ratio unusual in higher education nowadays. As well as learning German from either beginners or advanced level, studying German at UCL opens up a lot of opportunities. From the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 back to the teachings of Luther, the music of Bach and Beethoven, the writing of Goethe and Thomas Mann, and the theories of Marx and Nietzsche, Germany and the German-speaking tradition have occupied a central place in Europe and the world. You will have the opportunity to modules in medieval, early-modern and modern literature, cultural studies, literary theory, Austrian studies, the practice and theory of translation and language acquisition, modern German history and politics, cultural, social and political theory, and film studies. UCL Is ranked 3rd in the UK for Modern Languages in the 2018 QS World Rankings and offers outstanding opportunities to language students and graduates.